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U.S. motorcycles - fatal crashes per mileage of travel 1995-2018

There were about 5,100 fatal motorcycle crashes on U.S. roads in 2018, translating into a fatal motorcycle crash involvement rate of 25.48 per 100,000 vehicle miles traveled. This figure reached a peak in 2005, when motorcyclists traveled some 10.5 billion miles in the United States and 4,682 lives were lost. Since then, helmet use has increased from just under 50 percent to over 70 percent.

Fatal motorcycle crashes per 100,000 vehicle miles traveled in the United States from 1995 to 2018

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United States

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1995 to 2018

Supplementary notes

VMT stands for vehicle miles traveled.

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